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The National Board for Certified Counselors CODE OF ETHICS (2016)
[Answer 28 of  40 questions correctly to receive
3 hours of Continuing Education credit.]
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DIRECTIVES
Prevent Harm

1. NCCs may share information that is obtained through the counseling process only after obtaining specific written consent by the client, except to prevent clear, imminent danger to the client or others.
a. True
b. False

2. NCCs may never accept goods or services, under any circumstances, from clients in return for counseling services.
a. True
b. False

3. If an NCC accepts a gift from a client, the NCC must document receipt of this gift in the client's record.
a. True
b. False

4. NCCs may not engage in sexual or romantic activity with clients or former clients for one year from the date of counseling termination.
a. True
b. False

5. Sexual harassment, which is prohibited for NCCs, does not include nonverbal actions.
a. True
b. False

6. NCCs who are unavailable to their clients for a period of time should refer their clients to other professionals they know or local emergency service agencies who can respond in a crisis.
a. True
b. False

7. If an NCC dies, the counselor's clients can never gain access to their client records.
a. True
b. False

8. An NCC who provides clinical supervision must keep accurate records of supervision goals and progress.

a. True
b. False

9. An NCC supervisor can supervise a relative.
a. True
b. False


10. NCCs can release client test results and assessments with their clients' verbal permission.
a. True
b. False

11. NCCs must inform their clients either before or during their first meeting about the NCC's use of social media and that NCCs maintain separate personal and professional social media accounts.
a. True
b. False

Education and Qualified Experience

12. NCCs can use a counseling technique that they only learned by reading a book.
a. True
b. False

13. If an NCC is unsure about how to proceed with a client, the NCC should seek supervision with other qualified professionals.
a. True
b. False

14. NCCs counseling techniques must be based upon established, clinically sound theory.
a. True
b. False

Promoting the welfare of clients, students, supervisees
15. NCCs should not offer counseling services to someone they don't think will benefit from them.
a. True
b. False

16. It is up to supervisees to learn about the ethical practices relating to supervision
a. True
b. False


17. NCC consultants must have a written plan for professionals seeking their assistance. This should include the primary client concern, consultation goals, and potential consequences of actions.
a. True
b. False

18. NCCs must never rely on a test or assessment that has not been validated.
a. True
b. False

19. NCCs who develop their own tests or assessments for measuring personal characteristics shall provide test users with written information about the benefits and limitations of such test instruments.
a. True
b. False

Communicate truthfully
20. NCCs may include in their published credentials doctorate degrees that are unrelated to the counseling field.
a. True
b. False

21. NCCs must provide appropriate references when quoting the work of others.
a. True
b. False

22. If an NCC seeks consultation from another professional regarding a client, the NCC does NOT have to record that in the client's record.
a. True
b. False

23. NCCs are discouraged from making decisions based on a single test or assessment.
a. True
b. False

24. NCCs must accurately report results of research to the participants, including limitations and variables that may have impacted the outcome.
a. True
b. False

25. NCCS must use encryption and password security when using electronic communication methods.
a. True
b. False

Counselor Integrity
26. NCCs must retain their client records for a minimum of 3 years unless state or federal laws require additional time.
a. True
b. False

27. NCCs do not have to comply with a court-ordered release of confidential client information.
a. True
b. False

28. NCCs who are retiring or departing from an established practice with other mental health professionals do not have to notify former clients (only current clients) as appropriate regarding their pending departure from the practice.
a. True
b. False

29. NCCS should not sell products they have developed to their clients.
a. True
b. False

30. NCCs who provide supervision services to supervisees who have more than one supervisor do not have to communicate with the other supervisor(s).
a. True
b. False

Encouraging active participation of clients, students, and supervisees

31. If an NCC's client is receiving counseling from another professional, the NCC should request written permission from the client to inform the other professional of the counseling relationship and to collaborate on the provision of mental health services.
a. True
b. False

32. Either prior to or during the initial session, NCCs should provide each of their clients with a written explanation of the counseling services they offer, including the purposes, goals, procedures, limitations, potential risks and benefits of services.
a. True
b. False

33. The client notes taken by an NCC ultimately belong to the client.
a. True
b. False

34. An NCC who learns of another NCC's unethical behavior, if unresolved, does not have to report it.
a. True
b. False

35. NCCs must keep written treatment plans for each client.
a. True
b. False

36. NCCs do not have to reveal the whole purpose for their research project to potential research subjects, as this might taint the results of the project.
a. True
b. False

37. In some cases, NCCs can employ deceptive techniques in research, as in the case where there are no alternatives and there is significant educational value to be gained. NCCs must explain these deceptive techniques in the debriefing after the research has been conducted.
a. True
b. False

38. Participation in NCC research projects is required, not voluntary.
a. True
b. False

Accountable for their actions and adhere to professional standards and practices
39. When NCCs speak publicly, they speak both as individuals and as members of an organization.
a. True
b. False

40. NCCs shall credit the work of others who have contributed to research or publication.
a. True
b. False